Well, this is a new twist that may or may not have anything to do with Crohn’s! About 2 months ago my ears started ringing on a more persistent scale…..louder and more often than I had experienced in the past. This past week it has been pretty constant and loud. It makes going to sleep quite a challenge some days! I see the doctor on Monday about it, and I hope we can figure it out. I have a friend who has a degenerative ear disease, and lives with this all the time, so I know it’s manageable. I just want it gone if there’s something we can do about it!
At this point, there are a few things I’m tossing around that it could be: 1) caffeine (reintroduced into my diet just 2 weeks prior to the ringing starting), 2) a bad cold/earache (the ringing started shortly after that), 3) new meds started the same time as the coffee, or 4) the weather (hey, we always blame everything on the weather, right?).
I’m hoping it’s not the coffee. I’m not supposed to drink decaf on the SCD, and if you’ve read my blog at all, you know that I LOVE the taste of coffee! But, if it’s that, I guess I’d rather not have the constant bee in my ear, and I would give it up. Maybe it’s something else entirely……we’ll see!